'BRIGHT WHITE' Peony (Paeonia x lactiflora 'bright white')
'Bright White' is a VERY Late, fully-double, white peony with golden-yellow stamen and hot-pink stigma adorning 7" blossoms atop strong, 36" stems. 'Bright White' is great for cut-flower production and the perennial garden alike! This selection is simply waiting to be more appreciated as the floral work-horse that she is! We will be watching this selection to become a customer favorite.
Bare root 3/5-eye and field stock are available only in fall and winter.
POTTED OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING. PICK UP AT NURSERY ONLY.
Naturally the shipment carrier was apparently playing some football with the box - it arrived pretty beaten up, and not sure how but it felt as if it was kept in the oven, the roots were really warm/hot when I took them out. All of the eyes/buds that started sprouting looked really dehydrated and wrinkled; no clue where the box was kept during transit.
Apart from a crappy delivery experience, I received a decent medium sized root ball(?) with several eyes / sprouting points. I planted it already and what's now above ground level seems to have firmed/perked up quite well. Fingers crossed it continues to sprout and grow.
If everything goes well, I am very eager to see how this peony performs - described by several hybridizers, distributors and sellers, as a variety that grows in a Mediterranean (mild or no winter) climate. Here comes the shocker (are you sitting?) I live in Los Angeles, zone 10b (everyone gasps, few ladies faint...) But, before you say anything, I found out from several people that they have been successfully growing other herbaceous peonies in LA for decades... Go figure.